to understand the situation all of you must understand the way this project was founded.
long long time ago TrinityCore has splitted from Mangos (i think everybody know this 2 projects) trinity wanted to integrate more hack like and not well done but well working code in the core, to get things done, Mangos wanted to do things in a proper way, and for this reason there where much features missing.
trinity was first only a fork who merged mangos with theyr own fixes, but later he become more and more a own project and now its doing stuf better then mangos. The main reason was that there was a strong community, a lot of sharing, feedback and contribution from the community.
A lot of users became dev over years, but not much old mangos derived devs are still left.
but whats the point, and what is this about OC?
(its only my point of view)
OregonCore derived from TrinityCore not for the same reasons, but for the Fact that TC has closed the support of 2.x expanson in 2009.
the project was even on Trinity forum announced as official fork for 2.x
there where a lot of devs, a lot of server owners and people who are contributing, but over the years the mentality has changed,
a lot of peole had done stuff private, dont give feedback, dont colaborate, its almost the oposite then on TC.
then some devs retired and the project died.
but Zaffy and Lordusagi has started a revival. on old OC theey where never Devs or Team Members, they where users like all others here in forum.
but they leared, had done a lot of stuff and most importat, they contributed (shared) stuff.
this has caused a revival of the project.
but now, they dont have much time, but there are a lot of people arround this forum, working with the core and having server online even making money (but how ever thats not the point) i know zaffy and lordusagi dont have any server project running. not even people for testing.
its all about the community to keep up development, its about feedback, contribution, testing and sharing, even if not all stuff is shared, its ok, but sharing nothing is bad.
if the community had the intention to keep the project alife by contributing, and joining the team, then it will be a future, else it will die again.
NOTE: i have decided for good reasons to NOT join the project and team again, its not cause they are bad, no way, it is a great team, its only cause i dont have time anymore, my time is over... i can still share knowlede but no coding for me... it was far long enougth in the past.
but i still think there are young motivated people out there, with server projects running who can profit from each other and work together, having fun and so on.
and i still think, there is no public repo ir project around out there for TBC who has so much features, and so much done!
the problems are details, sometimes reflecting as big showstopper but not hard to fix, and i know its a phantasie, but i would like to see TBC finaly done completely before it gets 10 years old